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Thursday, 22 October 2015

The Toy Scavengers : Top 10 Cartoon Theme Songs of the 80s and 90s Part 2

Welcome back to my post on my favourite cartoon themes from the 80s and 90s.
If you haven't read the first part of the post or just want a quick recap, do go check it out here , The Toy Scavengers : Top 10 Cartoon Theme Songs of the 80s and 90s Part 2 if not then continue reading, as we are now at number 5 and into my favourite Theme songs. Has yours come up yet? if it hasn't have a read and see if it does!


Number 5 -Transformers Theme Song




Transformers was the massive hit for Hasbro in the 80s, and has under gone many 'transformations' (see what I did there) over the years. Its still one of the most popular toy lines ever created and the original Vintage Generation one figures can go for astronomical amounts to collectors. Now I know every time I get hold of one of these toys the theme song echoes through my head, over the years the tune hasn't really changed but for 'generations' (see what i did there too?!) this theme song will remain a favourite. 

Number 4 -The Thundercats Theme




"Thunder, Thunder, Thundercats Ho!", the start of a great Theme song. "Thundercats are on the move, Thundercats are loose" With this theme there is no description or voice over, but the story is described by the animation. the music and sound effects goes perfectly with great art work making this last in our memoires forever.


Number 3 -The Visionaries Theme Song




Visionaries is not the most watched of the cartoons by any means, and is definitely not the most popular of the toy lines by Hasbro, but what it lacks in toys sales it makes it up in its theme song. a good cartoon theme song needs great lyrics, a catchy tune, and back story's Visionaries has all of these. The composers of the intro took a leaf out of the Master of the Universe book and used a voice over for a quick description of the show, They used a Medieval style voice which was perhaps Merklynn the wizard who was behind the Spectral Knights & Darkling lords magical powers to tell us a quick story, then the theme quickly moves into a catchy tune and lyrics that still are stuck in my head even today. Quick intro -Check, Catchy Tune -Check, Unforgettable lyrics -Check.

Number 2 -Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Theme Song



 
We are now down to my last two, and there is no doubt that these two songs have left a massive imprint on myself. As theme songs go, there isn't many better than the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, or Hero Turtles depending where you are from in the world. When Turtles burst onto our screens in the late 80s the catchy theme song was a major part of the success of the show. It was hip and down with the kids, it described sword slinging and pizza eating teenagers that just happened to be turtles. You cant go wrong really. The tune has been used many more times throughout the years but none are really as good as the original. The fact that the latest version style uses the original theme proves that it will forever go down in history as one of the greatest theme songs. The toy lines not bad too!


Now we are finally down to my favourite Theme Song of the 80s and 90s, and its defiantly one of the best in my opinion.

Number 1 - M.A.S.K Theme Song



Every time I here this I just cant help but sing along! Mobile Armoured Strike Kommand or M.A.S.K as it was known is an underground task force that protected the world from the evil crime organisation V.E.N.O.M which stands for Viscous Evil Network Of Mayhem. After a launch in 1985 it spawned several Toy line series and Cartoons. All the cartoons had the same theme and unlike other cartoons of that age it wasn't changed when the series started again. You know the old saying, "if it anit broke, don't fix it". Well this is the case with the M.A.S.K theme song. Its starts off with a computerise sound effect and at the time the best digital image an 80s cartoon could show, this is boulder hill the M.A.S.K headquarters. The lyrics quickly describe the mission of fighting crime and protecting the world, when it jumps into the chorus it tells us that M.A.S.K will save the day, and I know they did ever time I watched them or played with the toy line. This theme song is the main reason I watched the cartoon, which in turn is a reason why I now collect the toy line. the marketing guys at Kenner have really done a number on me and my bank account.
Its got a catchy tune, memorable lyrics and a great 80s sound that wouldn't seem out of place in a film like Top gun. If they ever re-brand or resell another version of M.A.S.K I can only hope that the stick to the roots with the music and not ruin it as it holds such found memories for myself and many others around the world.

So that's it, my favourite Cartoon theme Songs of the 80s and 90s, i hope you enjoyed reading and remember to comment and follow our blog for more great posts, News, and Competitions.

If you would like to read the first part of our post then visit the link below
The Toy Scavengers : Top 10 Cartoon Theme Songs of the 80s and 90s Part 1


Honourable Mention - He-Man and The Masters of The Universe


Now I know at the beginning of this post we said we would include this theme in the list but we couldn't not include one of the biggest toy line cartoons in the post. so enjoy please enjoy.

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